Robert E. Lee

Joseph G. Totten

U.S. Military Academy West Point N.Y.

August 24. 1853.


The following named Cadets request permission to receive the articles set opposite their names from their friends—which requests are recommended for favorable consideration. viz:

    “RuddUniform shoes
    “J. C. WalkerWriting desk—Shaving case—Socks & Gloves

I am very respectfully Sir, Your obedt Servt

Sigd. Geo. W. Cullum
Capt. U.S. Engineers
Supt. Mil: Acady

Superintendent’s Daily Correspondence
United States Military Academy

Superintendent’s Letter Book No. 3, p. 47. Addressed “General: Jos: G. Totten Chief Engineer Washington City D.C.”

George W. Cullum signed this letter on behalf of Lee.